Andy, I agree. Really odd/sloppy that such an integral part of a running site is not updated. They have shoe and gear reviews in the mag sometimes, so it wouldn't be that hard to do. Otherwise they should just remove the section as it's of no real use.
So how likely do we think it is they'll enforce this unannounced rule? I was just told it in passing by the guy giving out numbers at the expo. I like to put my rucksack in the bag once I get to the start and don't really fancy having to unpack it!